Cocoa and Viking Cookies a Hit at 2018 Nordic Fire Festival

An estimated 6,000 visitors from around Michigan and other states made Charlotte their destination for the 2018 Nordic Fire Festival Feb. 23-25. Once again First Congregational
Church of Charlotte extended a warm welcome to the many people who walked through the big tent at the entrance to the Viking camp area. Mary Normand’s homemade Viking-helmet shaped cookies were a huge hit. Volunteers at our church table gave away 600 cookies and 950
cups of hot cocoa to visitors. They donated $234 to our canister for Walk for Warmth, a home-heating assistance program.

Many people were dressed in Viking-style “garb”. It was a fun, family-friendly event featuring numerous outdoor re-enactment groups, music, competitions, vendors and activities. Visitors seemed to be very happy to be walking outdoors or through the two large tents to view merchandise. By all accounts, the third annual Nordic Fire Festival was a huge success.

Two thumbs up and many thanks to Mary Normand and all who helped make, bake, frost and package the 600 Viking helmet shaped cookies. Many thanks to all who helped with the making and transporting of the cocoa, the setting up and taking down of our table and banner, and to all who volunteered to work at our table.